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Friday Talking Points -- Republicans' Foot-Shooting Party

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Even when Republicans weren't shooting at their own feet this week, it appears they were conducting a circular firing squad instead. The 2014 campaign, in other words, is off to a raucous start... and it's only February.

Richard Cohen Gets Called Out By WaPo Colleague

Posted 11.14.2013 | Media

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson said Thursday that his colleague Richard Cohen made "a mistake" with his latest column. Cohen came under...

Americans, Let's Talk -- And Act -- On Race and Justice

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

We knew the verdict was coming; still, the reality of it was a punch in the gut for millions of Americans who hoped that George Zimmerman's killing the unarmed Trayvon Martin would end with conviction. What is to be done?

Congress at the Crossroads

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

The sorry performance of the 112th Congress brought the perception of this once-esteemed body to what is probably an all-time low. If the 113th replicates the behavior of the 112th, Congress' prestige will be driven so far underground that it will never again be resurrected.

The Republicans' League of Their Own: Reasons, Responses, Recommendations

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

It's important because a vibrant two-party system makes our republic stronger. It provides the basis for compromise, forward momentum and progress. If the Republicans continue to play in a league of their own, they and our democracy will be worse off for it.

Against War and Austerity, Hollande Is Right and Obama Should Agree

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

A common Obama-Hollande front on ending the war and ending European austerity would be in the interest of the American 99%, the European 99%, and the Afghan 99%.

Which Side's Hardliners Will Sabotage US-Iran Diplomacy? Enter Romney and Lieberman

Jamal Abdi | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Jamal Abdi

We're at a rare moment in which both the United States and Iran have unclenched their fists and appear ready for real talks. But we've seen how opportunities have been sabotaged in the past by political opportunism, ultimatums and intransigence from factions on each side.

Romney and Gingrich Share an "Inner Life" Problem

Douglas LaBier | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Douglas LaBier

Are there any political figures in the current political world who are immune to ignoring or disconnecting from their inner lives? Probably few, if any. Romney and Gingrich are just the most visible examples at the moment.

Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like Ali

Jim Worth | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Obama's efforts are reminiscent of Ali's rope-a-dope strategy he employed in The Rumble In the Jungle in 1974 against George Foreman.

Why Obama's Jobs Plan Should Be 'Unnrealistic And Unreasonable'

Washington Post | Eugene Robinson | Posted 10.30.2011 | Business

President Obama’s promised jobs plan needs to be unrealistic and unreasonable, at the very least. If he can crank it all the way up to unimaginable,...

Michael Calderone

Obama Presidency Hasn't Turned Media Spotlight On Black Issues

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.15.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- USA Today columnist DeWayne Wickham says a "cataclysm" is coming and the national media isn't ready for it. "I've been warning my edit...

Media Blows Debt Crisis Coverage With Balance Bias

Ari Melber | Posted 09.26.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

The increasingly disorderly fight over raising the debt ceiling has not only exposed the petty dysfunctions of the US Congress, it has also revealed a core failure of American political journalism.

The Dangers of Obama's Centrism

David Coates | Posted 09.13.2011 | Politics
David Coates

With Republican intransigence on the tax side of the current budget equation now losing the Party support -- including from major business interests -- this is not the time to offer yet more concessions to a bankrupt philosophy.

WATCH: Chris Matthews Mocks Bill O'Reilly

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 09.12.2011 | Media

Chris Matthews mocked what he called a signature move of Bill O'Reilly's on Tuesday's "Hardball: The MSNBC host was discussing the debt ceiling neg...

Two Good Columns

Terence Smith | Posted 08.10.2011 | Media
Terence Smith

Two of the best columnists writing in America today have written excellent pieces in recent days that caught my eye. The first was by Tom Friedman in ...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Donald Trump On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Howard Fineman appeared Tuesday on MSNBC's 'Hardball' alongside The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson to discuss Donald Trump and the 2012 ...

Eugene First gay Episcopal bishop to retire in 2013

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The first openly gay Episcopal bishop said Saturday that he will retire in 2013, due in part to the "constant strain" on him and his family from the w...

Who You Callin' a Nazi?

Josh Horwitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

I was sitting around Sunday night with the family and some friends enjoying a meal when an anonymous caller rang my cell phone. I answered and a man ...

Scarborough: Christine O'Donnell 'A Lot Better Than Palin'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Joe Scarborough thinks the student is even better than the teacher. Reacting Friday to Christine O'Donnell's performance in her first debate since wi...

Yes, We Do Need Separation of Church and State: Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Maintains These Boundaries

Bishop Gene Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bishop Gene Robinson

The Church has a right to its religiously held beliefs. But it does not have a right to argue for less-than-equal rights for any American citizen.

The Hair-Tearing False Equivalency of American Political Violence.

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Sweeney

Please, someone, anyone, stop Mika Brzezinski before she kills journalistic integrity again. Ms. Brzezinski if you're reading this, I'm begging you, just google "false equivalency" and read some of the commentaries on the various blogs that pop up.

White House Holds Off-The-Record Meeting With Columnists To Defend Oil Spill Handling

Yahoo! News | Wed May 26, 4:16 Pm ET | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The White House, continuing its effort to push back against negative media coverage of the government's handling of the oil spill, held an on-the-reco...

Eugene Robinson: NJ City Councilman Set Up With Prostitute, Hadn't Had Sex Since 1989

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The note inside the manila envelope said the accompanying DVD showed an Atlantic City Councilman having sex with an undera...

The War On Terror Book Club

theroot.com | Lonnae O'Neal Parker | Posted 12.08.2011 | Books

As our discussion veered from how the quest for filthy lucre overtook evading communist sensors as an overarching concern for some Chinese filmmakers,...

Afghanistan Bananastan

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Republicans are using the Obama-McChrystal episode as an opportunity for fear-mongering. Sen. John McCain said ignoring McChrystal's troop request would be "an error of historic proportions."